The recommendations bible of Lennart!
These are my personal tips -based on experience and research- for a great experience in Amsterdam! This resulted in a good list of tips! You can click on the bold text to get to the Google Maps location of the establishment.
All of you good luck in Amsterdam!
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Food / Restaurants
For amazing haring and kibbeling (typical Dutch fish treats) visit the stand on the nieuwmarkt square (It’s not there every day though).
Have a “broodje kroket” with mustard (white bun with a croquette filled with ragout) at Van Dobben, the dutchest snack there is.
The kroket also comes in a small balls called “bitterballen” you can buy these at almost every bar or cafe.
Best French fries at Vleminckx Sausmeesters, make sure to get them with mayonnaise or peanut sauce for the most authentic taste. You can also get a ”patatje oorlog” for a combination of mayonnaise and peanut sauce with chopped onion.
Dappermarkt is really neat. They mainly have food and clothes. Go here for herring, poffertjes, döner kebab, cheese fifteen languages!
There is a big food market on the Albert Cuyp every day except sunday.
Paradiso is a beautiful old venue at Leidseplein for concerts as well as dancing.
Disco Dolly is great for cool parties.
For the expensive big brand fashion shops go to the Pieter Cornelis hooft straat between the Vondelpark and the museum square.
For great secondhand clothes go to the Waterloo square clothes market (Monday through Saturday).
Coffeeshops (no coffee; Weed)
Great Coffeeshops is Dampkring. I don’t go to coffeeshops myself but this one has a great ‘atmosphere’.
If you want to pick one of the main museums I would personally go for the Rijksmuseum. It’s the biggest museum in Amsterdam and they have art of all the great painters from the 17th century.
Another cool museum is Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder. It’s a hidden catholic church, right in the middle of the Red Light District!
The Vondelpark. It’s in the middel of the city and always nice to visit. Get over here to see me play football!
Furthermore: don’t only go to the center. The east, de Pijp and Oud-west have much to offer aswell!